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GP takes health care to vulnerable

Dr Judith Cook is targeting marginalised groups including the homeless, migrants and sex workers as part of a new health care advocacy project in east London.

Project: London has been set up by the charity Medecins du Monde UK and seeks to provide information, advice and practical assistance to vulnerable people.

Dr Cook, a locum GP in primary care drug dependency services, volunteered for the project

having previously worked with Medecins du Monde in Afghanistan and Liberia. She said the scheme was showing early signs of success.

'The early indications are that we are getting people coming to access services as well as providing basic treatment on the spot,' she said.

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